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Teaching Global Competence for an Interconnected World

The globalization of economies, mass migration, the digital revolution, and other universal advancements have changed the skills required to succeed in today’s world. Students’ learning needs to be more powerful and relevant than ever before. It must respond to these new demands and […]

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Within the Next Ten Years More People will Speak Spanish in the US than in Spain

The position of the Spanish language in the world today remains strong. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language after Chinese.1 In the United States, after English, Spanish is the most common language, spoken by approximately 38 million people.2

In the United […]

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The Cognitive Benefits of Language Learning

Recent studies have suggested that language learners can gain myriad secondary benefits from language instruction:1

Benefits of Language Learning

  • Bilingual children have stronger working memory— the ability to retain and manipulate distinct pieces of information over short periods of time—than monolingual children.2

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Meddeas’ Language Assistants: Improve your Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

What is a Meddeas’ Language Assistant?
And How They Can Improve your Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Meddeas’ Language Assistants are recently graduated Spanish teachers, qualified to teach in European schools. They hold a University degree in Pre-School Education, Elementary Education or any University degree and […]

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A Day in the Life of an Auxiliar de Conversación with Meddeas – Interview with Two Participants

To be honest, there is no “typical day” in this program. In a way, that’s the beauty of this experience: there are no standards in a day in the life of an auxiliar de conversación. While the unknowns between being accepted to the program […]

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What is Like Living in a Small Town in Spain? Some Advice to Adapt Quickly

Elizabeth T., who is currently a Meddeas Language Assistant, is living in a small town in Spain. She graduated with a dual degree in Spanish and Children’s Advocacy from UMASS Amherst in May 2017. Here she talks about her experience in Southern […]

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Feeling Homesick on Holidays Abroad: 8 Ways to Fight It

When I signed my 9-month agreement to be a Language Assistant with Meddeas, I knew I was signing away the ability to spend time with loved ones during important events. Traditions are of paramount importance in my family: Grandpa always carves […]

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